St. Louis, Missouri


2015 Alternative Gifts Fair
November 29, December 6, and December 13


The Outreach Ministry will be offering an Alternative Gifts Fair again this year. On these three Sundays in Advent members of the congregation can purchase unique gifts as detailed below for use during the holiday season and beyond.

Heifer International
As in past years, we welcome donations to benefit the programs of Heifer International whose mission is to end world hunger and poverty. “Together, we can help millions go from poverty and hunger to self reliance.” The buyer can choose a card(s) to present to the person(s) being honored or celebrated. Donations can be made in any amount (with cards usually representing increments of $10.00) and will be available for purchase by check (payable to Hope UCC) or cash.

Lydia’s House
Again this year, we are selling pins called “House Pins” that benefit the programs of Lydia’s House here in St. Louis. Lydia’s House provides transitional housing and critical support services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. These beautiful pins are designed in a variety of colors and themes and will be available for purchase by check (payable to Lydia’s House) or cash. All pins are $16.00; half of that amount is tax-deductible.

We look forward to seeing you in the Narthex after services on these three Sundays in Advent!